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When child protective services knocks on your door

child-protective.jpgThe Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has an obligation to investigate any report it receives about child abuse or neglect -- but that can result in incredibly stressful and terrifying experiences for innocent parents who are targeted by well-meaning (and not-so-well-meaning) neighbors and relatives.

3 mistakes you shouldn't make on a prenuptial agreement

mistakes-prenup.jpgPrenuptial agreements used to be something that only the very wealthy had. However, many couples from all economic backgrounds consider them today, partially because there are so many young people who are actively engaged in operating their own businesses. They want to make certain that their romantic entanglements don't end up inadvertently destroying everything they've worked so hard to build.

Leaving children home alone during summer

Leaving-children.jpgOne of the biggest problems parents often face during the summer is what to do with their children. Childcare options are expensive and often limited. Couples sometimes split shifts -- with one parent working days and the other nights in order to make sure that their child is supervised. Single parents hire sitters or pay relatives to watch their children.

Man convicted of perjury for lying on divorce papers

paying-attention-to-details.jpgA Texas man has been convicted of perjury after he signed his wife's name to the completed divorce paperwork and filed it. The divorce wasn't contested and the couple still had an amicable relationship, so his ex-wife is unsure why he took such an unusual step. She was perfectly willing to sign.

Accolades & Achievements

Karen Marvel, Brandon Wong and Michael C. de la Garza Are Proud To Have Achieved The Following Legal Accolades for Exemplary Legal Service.

*Karen Marvel was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2008-2017 as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service)

**Karen Marvel is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization